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A dozen more events finalized for the 51st WSOP

19 December 2019

(PRESS RELEASE) -- A dozen key tent pole events have been finalized for the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP), set to run from 26 May to 15 July, 2020 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Annual signature No-Limit Hold’em events such as Casino Employees, Ladies and Super Seniors have finalized dates, while popular events like the Millionaire Maker, Monster Stack, Double Stack, Tag Team, Colossus, Crazy Eights, Mini Main Event, Little One for One Drop and The Closer also return to anchor weekends and fill out key time periods in the schedule for the 51st running of poker’s richest and most popular tournament series.

All of today’s announced events, plus the three previously announced (BIG 50, Seniors & Main Event) are events that have been on the schedule in the past and have proved to be the most popular, attracting huge fields and gigantic prize pools.

Events listed with two or more starting days utilize multiple starting flights to accommodate the expected participation numbers. For every event listed with two or more dates, they will each have a starting flight at the respective time(s) listed.

“While we are still putting together the 2020 WSOP schedule in its entirety, we have cemented the key No-Limit Hold’em events that anchor it all,” said WSOP Vice President Jack Effel. “We hope this announcement right before the holidays can help you lock in travel plans so you can join us at the Rio in Las Vegas for the 51st running of the WSOP. We will continue to fill out the rest of the schedule and provide updates as we progress.”

A record 187,298 entries participated in the 2019 WSOP, creating a 50-year high of $293,183,345 in prize money. The average WSOP gold bracelet event in 2019 had a $3,257,592 prize pool.

The 2019 WSOP featured huge field sizes once again in signature events, with the Main Event (8,569), Big 50 (28,371), Deepstack No-Limit Hold’em (6,150), Millionaire Maker (8,809), Double Stack (6,214), Monster Stack (6,035), Crazy Eights (10,185), Seniors Championship (5,916), Colossus (13,109), Deepstack Championship (6,140), Mini Main Event (5,521) and Little One for One Drop (6,248) all exceeding 5,000 entrants each and combining to attract a staggering 111,267 entries. All these signature events are expected to return in 2020.

Buy-ins for tournaments at the Rio in 2020 will start as low as $75. Single table satellites and all your favorite live poker games: low, medium and high limit will begin on May 26 and run 24 hours a day throughout the seven-week series taking place in the spacious Rio Convention Center for the 16th consecutive year.

Room reservations are being accepted across Caesars’ Las Vegas properties with rates as low as $33 for existing Caesars Rewards members by using the booking code WSOP20. Visit Las Vegas - WSOP to make your room reservations for the 2020 WSOP.

Individual event online pre-registration won’t open until March/April, after all events have been determined and approved by regulators.

More than 500 poker tables will be set up across nearly 200,000 square-feet of ballroom space to accommodate the thousands of players from around the world who attend poker’s annual Woodstock.

WSOP.com’s real-money online poker offerings in New Jersey and Nevada will be the exclusive online home for players in these states to win seats into WSOP events, including the Main Event, as well as to participate in the exclusive online WSOP official gold bracelet events. While in New Jersey or Nevada, eligible players can play on WSOP.com, whether a resident or not. Satellites have begun and are expected to run regularly throughout the WSOP. 888 Poker remains WSOP.com’s international online poker partner in most jurisdictions, with plenty of satellite qualifications planned to award seats to the WSOP in Las Vegas.

The full event-by-event schedule is expected to be released sometime in the first quarter of 2020. All above announced dates, times and events are subject to change.

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